Pierce faces up to 56 years in prison if convicted
ADEL, Iowa -- Former Iowa basketball star Pierre Pierce pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he assaulted his ex-girlfriend and ransacked her home.
His trial must begin by mid-May. If convicted on all charges, Pierce could be sentenced to up to 56 years in prison and fined $9,000.
He was charged in February with two counts of burglary, assault
with intent to commit sexual assault and criminal mischief. The
burglary and assault charges are felonies. Fourth-degree criminal
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